Mammography still valuable diagnostic tool for breast cancer

Dr. Erik Kilgore was recently featured in a news article printed by The Columbian newspaper regarding the recent Canadian study challenging the need for annual mammograms. The recently published story followed nearly 90,000 women in Canada for up to 25 years to compare breast cancer incidence and mortality between women who received mammograms and those who did not. The study was heavily criticized for flaws in the data and the study design and may cause confusion for women. Dr. Kilgore speaks to the importance of following the American Cancer Society’s recommendation of annual screening mammograms starting at age 40.  Click here to read the full article.

Dr. Erik Kilgore is one of ten radiologist owners of Vancouver Radiologists and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Kilgore is also the Medical Director for Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital.

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